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Randall Via-- Red Onion Randy -- was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2001. In this podcast Randy reports on daily life in Red Onion State Prison, the supermax facility in the Virginia Appalachians where he is serving his sentence.

Red Onion Randy - Life in a Supermax Prison Randall Via, Michael Garbutt

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 153 Ratings

Randall Via-- Red Onion Randy -- was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in 2001. In this podcast Randy reports on daily life in Red Onion State Prison, the supermax facility in the Virginia Appalachians where he is serving his sentence.

    Update from the Producer

    Update from the Producer

    A short update from Red Onion Randy producer Michael Garbutt.

    • 42 sec
    Questions from Kyrgyzstan

    Questions from Kyrgyzstan

    Randy is scheduled to be transferred out of Red Onion but he still doesn't know which prison he'll be sent to. In this last episode recorded at Red Onion, Randy calls podcast executive producer Michael Garbutt who was attending a conference at the University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan, where Randy meets some students and answers their questions.

    • 20 min
    Transfer Pain

    Transfer Pain

    The Department of Corrections finally grants Randy’s request for a transfer to another prison. But he’s in for a nasty surprise when he finds out the type of prison they’re going to send him to.

    • 17 min
    A Way Out of Prison

    A Way Out of Prison

    Randy describes possible changes to legislation that would allow early release for some inmates in Virginia state prisons.

    • 18 min
    Endless Frustration

    Endless Frustration

    Frustration has been the most difficult emotion Randy has to deal with.
    In this episode, Randy shows that pent-up frustration leads him to quite an unexpected place.

    • 23 min
    An Emotional Pressure Cooker

    An Emotional Pressure Cooker

    In another call-in episode, Dustin wants to know how Randy deals with intense emotions such as sadness and anger while incarcerated. If you have a question for Randy, you can leave him a message on our toll-free line (+) 1-888 524 1932. You can also check him out on Twitter @redonionrandy.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

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Nice job

Riveting!

cj8305 ,

Stereotypical

He’s a narcissist, who tries to talk himself up like he’s billy Bada**. All while doing woe is me, I’m so mistreated and it’s not fair.. I.e not taking complete responsibility for his actions. He was “man” enough to take a life but not man enough to give up his per the consequences

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Interesting

I think it’s very interesting. It’s great that he’s honest. I also think it’s a play. He’s banking off of people. I also couldn’t imagine being in the situation

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